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Czech Rucinsky Scores, but Not for Teammates

From Staff and Wire Reports

Forward Martin Rucinsky scored into his own net with 17 seconds left to give Finland a 1-0 victory over his Czechoslovakia team at the Canada Cup on Monday at Saskatoon, Canada.

Rucinsky was skating back trying to end a two-on-one break when Finland’s Teemu Selanne, a No. 1 draft choice of the Winnipeg Jets, passed in front for Petri Skriko of the Vancouver Canucks.

Rucinsky laid his stick down on the ice to block the pass, and the puck went off his stick past goaltender Dominik Hasek of the Chicago Blackhawks at 19:43.

Selanne was given credit for the goal, which broke what would have been the first scoreless tie in Canada Cup history. It was Finland’s first victory in the tournament.

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